May 26, 2021 Subject:
Across the lazy River..
We finally got a vacation in after a year of being on the front lines in the Covid debacle.
Lost one good friend to complications brought on by the virus.
(R.I.P Sister April)
Our first stop was at Yargo State Park in Georgia where we stayed in a YURT. Pretty cool right off a small Lake.
Nothing like a good campfire and a walk in the woods to ease the burdens on one's heart and mind.
Anyway, the wife and I got ourselves deep into the mountains of North Carolina beyond Boone towards the Virginia border.
We went river walking which for me involves walking on rocks along the shoreline of any sweet flowing waterway. (nice work if you can get it) Well just a beautiful day, sunshine, first day in the 80's up there since last summer. First song out of my mouth was Half-Step.
We followed that up with a trip to the Creation Museum in Florence, Kentucky which I highly recommend also the Noah's Ark attraction is super cool and educational. (South of Cincinnati on 1-75)
If you were taught evolution in the government school,
you were lied to.
Be wary because evolution was also a cornerstone of the Nazi's
("Don't say I didn't warn you , when your train gets lost")
Next we were off to Xenia, Ohio where my buddy pastor's a Bible Church teaching the Word of GOD and the testimony of Jesus Christ. Very good to spend time with him and his family.
He was the person who really taught me that the Love of GOD is manifested in Jesus. The cross of Christ is where the love of God and the mercy of God meet.
It is the Way that GOD has chosen to reconcile the fallen human race to Himself.
"My old buddy , your moving much to slow"
Christ paid the debt I could never pay for my sin.
And Christ also gave me His Righteousness
Without Jesus sacrifice and righteousness
no one will get to heaven.
("Last fair deal in the Town")
From there we headed to the Auto Train at Lorton , Virginia
A real pretty trip through the Corn and bean fields of Ohio
and then the Mountains of Pennsylvania.
I was telling my honey that we put on so many miles of driving.
We were like long haul truckers.
To which she started singing the trucker tune,
"I have been everywhere"
God bless our Truckers!
Getting in a convoy line with them on the highways
is the best way to travel.
The Covid restrictions were being lifted everywhere we went.
I am glad we didn't hit them head on because every place we went seemed to have varied and weird regulations in place before we got there that they were slowly pulling back on.
Being in Health Care we were vaccinated very early in the year.
I know some people are pretty strongly against the shots but they do seem to be effective.
"Whenever, I return your cities all will burn"
Sitting here waiting to board the Auto Train thinking about a question a Brother asked me about whether we were at the end of time?
I told him frankly, we don't know when that will come until Jesus returns for the Church, but one thing I can say for certain is that America is drifting to far from the shore.
If you have Eyes to see, You can see it
If you have Ears to hear, You can hear it
Father GOD, YOU are Holy, Holy, Holy
YOU give life to the Dead!
YOU call into being that which does not exist.
In Hope against Hope
("Come wash the nighttime clean
Come grow the scorched ground green")
I like when the band toys with a tune before they bring it
and LOSER is a good one for that.
This show has a nice laid back feel,
"A month on the road,
and I will be eating from your Hand"
Probably all I got to say at this time
I am reading a book on the Sinking of the Lusitania
called DEAD WAKE by Erik Larson.
About half way in, getting to the heart of the story
so I am going to listen to this show
as that World War One tragedy unfolds
"Got no chance of Losing this time"
December 22, 2016 Subject:
This show I'm sorry to say beats the hell out of Barton Hall on any day of the week. Not a big fan of the song loser, but this one is awesome.
February 24, 2014 Subject:
This is the best Lazy Lightning / Supplication version that I have heard.
October 16, 2013 Subject:
Really Great show
Not too much to say about May '77 that hasn't already been said. I just wanted to point out that I love how high up in the mix Charlie has Keith here. I just love the sound of his keys and feels he get's buried far too often.
October 19, 2012 Subject:
Really Nice Show
It's not Boston Garden or Barton but most of May was damn near perfect and this one was really good. They sounded just a little tired and played a softer show than some of the other dates that month. It had a kind of jazzy sound as someone before me said. I haven't listened to this one in quite a while.....there are so many it's impossible to remember the various nuances of the shows that you don't listen to more frequently. While I can't rate it a top 10 it is certainly in the top 50 list. That makes it a clear 5 star.
June 24, 2012 Subject:
May 25, 2012 Subject:
This here is bonafide! Magic in a can!
March 21, 2011 Subject:
Oh, the beauty.
if memory serves, i was at this show.
To say this was one of the best from 77 would be an understatement.
great sound quality
July 6, 2010 Subject:
Never saw 'em, but I love 'em!
I was 16 when Jerry died, so alas I never had the chance to see the Dead together, but I became a staunch fan in college and have tried to see what remains in Bob Weir and Phil Lesh when possible...booking my ticket to Outside Lands in August as I write this.
I just discovered this site and this show was the first I checked out...it's a beauty! Jealous of all of you who were present.
May 25, 2010 Subject:
33 Years ago today
I drove from DC with my buddy John, huge buds and tasty brewers. After Jerry's solo in MHUT I knew I was in for a real treat. Of the 30 shows I have seen this was the most amazing. Cornell gets all the press but this was the shit!!!!
January 14, 2009 Subject:
Better than Barton?
In a month characterized by laser precise musicianship and packed with phenomenal performances, this one might be a bit more jazzy and the playing a touch more creative.
The Other One suite here is as close to Dark Star as the band got in 1977...